HPC4Mfg project aims to reduce costs and time of manufacturing next-gen LED lights

June 8, 2017- 
Next-generation light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, similar to the lasers used in Blu-Ray players, can emit brighter, whiter light than conventional LEDs, but they’ve yet to replace them on a large scale because the gallium nitride (GaN) substrate they are built on is expensive and difficult to make. Through a project funded by the Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for...

LLNL team's code that improves molecular dynamic performance by orders of magnitude among Gordon Bell Prize finalists

Nov. 21, 2016- 
A Lawrence Livermore team’s  dramatically improved first-principles molecular dynamics code that promises to enable new computer simulation applications was one of the finalists for the 2016 Gordon Bell Prize. The team presented its ground breaking project at the 2016 supercomputing conference (SC16) held in Salt Lake City, Utah Nov. 12-18. "Modeling Dilute Solutions using First-Principles...

Lawrence Livermore tapped to lead 'co-design' center for exascale computing ecosystem

Nov. 11, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was one of four national labs selected today to lead a "co-design" center by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as part of a four-year, $48 million funding award. Each co-design center will receive $3 million annually. See the announcement. The ECP is responsible for the planning, execution and delivery of technologies...

National labs' researchers join effort to develop applications under Exascale Computing Project

Sept. 9, 2016- 
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on Wednesday announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The awards, totaling $39.8 million, target...

RAND and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory combine high performance computing and public policy analysis for demonstration of water resource management

Aug. 25, 2016- 
Researchers from the RAND Corporation and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have joined forces to combine high-performance computing with innovative public policy analysis to improve planning for particularly complex issues such as such as water resource management.  Building on previous work conducted by RAND on the Colorado River Basin in 2012, RAND and the High Performance...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new supercomputer facility

June 29, 2016- 
Officials from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and government representatives today dedicated a new supercomputing facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The $9.8 million modular and sustainable facility provides the Laboratory flexibility to accommodate future advances in computer technology and meet a rapidly growing demand for...

DOE HPC4Mfg Program seeks to fund new proposals to jumpstart energy technologies

March 17, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, Calif – A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing is now seeking a second round of proposals from industry to compete for approximately $3 million in new funding.The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program currently supports 15 projects partnering companies with DOE...

DOE funds 'HPC for manufacturing' projects

Feb. 17, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and partners announce 10 new industry projects to advance manufacturing using high performance computing under a DOE programIndustry projects ranging from improved turbine blades for aircraft engines and reduced heat loss in electronics to waste reduction in paper manufacturing and improved fiberglass production are among the first to be selected for...

NASA features LLNL star-formation simulations

Jan. 12, 2016- 
High performance computing (HPC) simulations exploring star formation by Lawrence Livermore astrophysicist Richard Klein were among select research highlights featured by NASA at the recent supercomputing conference in Austin, Texas.Klein’s "Simulating Star Formation: From Giant Molecular Clouds to Protostellar Clusters" presentation is now on NASA’s website.The origin of star clusters...

Tri-lab collaboration that will bring Sierra supercomputer to Lab recognized

Nov. 19, 2015- 
The collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) that will bring the Sierra supercomputer to the Lab in 2018 has been recognized by HPCWire with an Editor’s Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration between Government and Industry.The award was received by Doug Wade, head of the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, in the DOE booth at Supercomputing 2015 (SC15)...

State grant enables energy-saving retrofit of Lawrence Livermore computing clusters

Nov. 12, 2015- 
Supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will be retrofitted with liquid cooling systems under a California Energy Commission (CEC) grant to assess potential energy savings.Asetek, a leading provider of energy, efficient liquid cooling systems for data centers, servers and HPC clusters, has received a $3.5 million grant from the CEC for retrofits at two California high...

NNSA green-lights new open campus building

Oct. 27, 2015- 
The Laboratory has received approval from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to take a first step toward building a new facility for the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) in the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC).As a result, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) has released a Notice of Opportunity in Fed Biz Ops seeking partners interested in...

Labs tap Silicon Valley to bolster computing

Oct. 21, 2015- 
The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the awarding of a subcontract to Penguin Computing — a leading developer of high-performance Linux cluster computing systems based in Silicon Valley — to bolster computing for stockpile stewardship at its three national security laboratories. Under the terms of the contract,...

Lab hosts 'smart manufacturing' conference

Oct. 16, 2015- 
As industries worldwide undergo a sea change spurred by fast-moving technologies, how should society define manufacturing? And what are the best ways to improve the efficiency of emerging manufacturing processes?More than 60 representatives from the national labs, private industry, local counties and municipalities and universities met Thursday at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to...

Program puts HPC in hands of manufacturers

Sept. 17, 2015- 
A new Department of Energy (DOE) initiative will allow industry to leverage the high performance computing (HPC) capabilities of Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories to advance clean energy manufacturing technologies. The new program was announced by David Danielson, assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Tuesday, at...

LLNL joins Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to promote industry adoption of supercomputing

Sept. 16, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) will combine decades of expertise to help American industry and businesses expand use of high performance computing (HPC) under a recently signed memorandum of understanding."It’s well recognized that HPC is key to accelerating technological innovation and to fueling a nation’s economic vitality,"...

Tri-Valley panelists discuss rise of computing

Aug. 4, 2015- 
Software development is rapidly transforming computing technology to the benefit of society, but the scarcity of "computing talent in the pipeline" impacts the pace of progress, a panel of computing experts concluded Thursday at Casa Real in Pleasanton.The lunchtime discussion, under the title "Software — Partnerships Key to an Innovative Ecology," was part of the 7th Annual Innovation Forum,...

Labs, industry form centers of excellence to speed research, strengthen national security

July 13, 2015- 
IBM, along with NVIDIA and two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, today announced a pair of Centers of Excellence for supercomputing — one at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the other at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The collaborations are in support of IBM’s supercomputing contract with the Department of Energy. They will enable advanced, large-scale...

Lab, RAND Corporation partner to advance policy analysis through supercomputing

Nov. 21, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the RAND Corporation will collaborate to expand the use of high performance computing (HPC) in decision analysis and policymaking.Lawrence Livermore Science and Technology Deputy Director Greg Suski and Susan Marquis, RAND vice president, Emerging Policy Research and Methods and dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, signed a memorandum of...

Catalyst supercomputer collaboration recognized by HPCWire

Nov. 21, 2014- 
The partnership that produced the first-of-a-kind Catalyst supercomputer was selected for an HPCWire "Best HPC Collaboration Between Government & Industry" award by readers and editors of the publication.HPCWire publisher Tom Tabor presented the award to representatives from the Laboratory, Intel and Cray in the DOE booth at the SC14 supercomputing conference in New Orleans earlier this week....